Iran wins in soccer but withdraws from taekwondo

Dear Editor,

Your Sports Writer gave a clean report with his “Iran wins in soccer but withdraws from taekwondo.” The bias was in the headline that was silent about the unbiased piece and the first clause that had a twist.

“Iran was accused of putting politics before sports at the inaugural Youth Olympics by withdrawing from a taekwondo final against Israel on Sunday” should have read: Iran seemed to have put politics before sports at the inaugural Youth Olympics by withdrawing from a taekwondo final against Israel on Sunday.

That’s honest reporting. Your reporter wrote all the details fairly but publicity was largely withheld from him when AP decided to take the issue out of the headline and twist the opening line.

Shalom,

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